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    indeed very useful, however I may be thick, but I cannot figure out how it works and what it charges you.

    It DOES pick up signal from GPS satelites = FREE
    it DOES communicate with you via cell phone tech. 2G, 3G, whatever = NOT free

    how does it do it without a sim?
    Hardcoded to a service provided by garmin and charging $ per year?
    How does it work if you buy in UK and use it elsewhere?

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    ah!

    and it would be the perfect anchor alarm

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    Quote Originally Posted by virtuvas View Post
    indeed very useful, however I may be thick, but I cannot figure out how it works and what it charges you.

    It DOES pick up signal from GPS satelites = FREE
    it DOES communicate with you via cell phone tech. 2G, 3G, whatever = NOT free

    how does it do it without a sim?
    Hardcoded to a service provided by garmin and charging $ per year?
    How does it work if you buy in UK and use it elsewhere?

    Virtuvas,

    I bought it in the UK and my RR will be back in Spain after getting some mods done shortly so I will find out then but I am assured it works just the same ???? will know shortly though ...

    I dont understand the technology but its very similar to their Golf and hill walking products that tell you wahere you are at any specific time.


    http://static.garmincdn.com/pumac/GTU10_OM_EN.pdf


    After purchase you really dont have to do anything else it works straight from the box. I upgraded at the cost of 5 (was actually about 4.33 or something, this is per month) to the deluxe tracking package which gives you a little more information and more tracking. BUT you dont really need to do that ....

    it DOES communicate with you via cell phone tech. 2G, 3G, whatever = NOT free ...Unfortunately I cant answer this question as ALL ive had to pay in addition was the upgrade to delux tracking at a cost of 5.00. Maybe someone else on the forum has the answer ?????? I am restricted to something like 50 text messages a month ? but as I didnt expect many this was not going to be a problem.

    My intention is to fit one to the boat in Spain when I go down I already have something on board similar but it just gives coordinates I like this because of the google map and that it can do tracking at various intervals from 1 hour to every 30 seconds !!

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    FYI: The Ebay trackers have been discussed extensively on RIB.NET
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